Special Marine Warning
Issued by NWS

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
1109 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
  HAWK CHANNEL AND STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE
  BRIDGE TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY TORTUGAS OUT 20 NM...
  GULF OF MEXICO FROM WEST END OF SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO HALFMOON SHOAL
  OUT TO 5 FATHOMS...
  GULF OF MEXICO INCLUDING DRY TORTUGAS AND REBECCA SHOAL CHANNEL...
  STRAITS OF FLORIDA FROM HALFMOON SHOAL TO 20 NM WEST OF DRY
  TORTUGAS OUT 60 NM...

* UNTIL 1215 PM EDT

* AT 1107 AM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG
  THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS 34 KNOTS OR GREATER...
  LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR PULASKI SHOAL LIGHT TO
  NEAR DRY TORTUGAS TO 10 NM EAST OF TORTUGAS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
  SOUTH...MOVING WEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
  REBECCA SHOAL LIGHT...DRY TORTUGAS...TORTUGAS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
  NORTH...DRY TORTUGAS LIGHT...PULASKI SHOAL LIGHT AND HALFMOON SHOAL
  LIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PREPARE FOR STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 34
KNOTS...LOCALLY ROUGH SEAS...FREQUENT CLOUD TO WATER LIGHTNING
STRIKES...AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IN TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS. STAY LOW
OR GO BELOW...AND MAKE SURE ALL ON BOARD ARE WEARING LIFE JACKETS.

FREQUENT LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. IF CAUGHT ON THE
OPEN WATER...STAY LOW OR GO BELOW.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KEY WEST AT
3 0 5...2 9 5...1 3 1 6...EXTENSION 3...OR TO THE COAST GUARD OR
NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

&&

LAT...LON 2470 8317 2417 8302 2442 8243 2478 8253
TIME...MOT...LOC 1507Z 081DEG 11KT 2464 8276 2461 8279 2456 8284 2450
8291 2443 8292

$$

FUTTERMAN



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